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January 29, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Dale Long, who briefly regained a place in the limelight in 1987 after a generation-long absence when his 31-year-old record for consecutive games with home runs was tied by Don Mattingly, died Sunday at 64 after a long bout with cancer. In 1956, while playing first base for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Long hit home runs in eight consecutive games, beginning May 19 against Jim Davis of the Chicago Cubs and running through May 28, when he hit a homer off Carl Erskine of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
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January 29, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Dale Long, who briefly regained a place in the limelight in 1987 after a generation-long absence when his 31-year-old record for consecutive games with home runs was tied by Don Mattingly, died Sunday at 64 after a long bout with cancer. In 1956, while playing first base for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Long hit home runs in eight consecutive games, beginning May 19 against Jim Davis of the Chicago Cubs and running through May 28, when he hit a homer off Carl Erskine of the Brooklyn Dodgers.
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April 2, 1998
They were offered, but turned them down. * 1. Rafer Johnson turned down pro football offer. * 2. Glenn Davis turned down pro baseball offer. * 3. Gene Michael turned down pro basketball offer. * 4. Dale Long turned down pro football offer. * 5. Donn Clendenon turned down Globetrotters' offer. * 6. Vince Lombardi turned down West Point coaching offer-x. x-Initial offer made to Lombardi by President Kennedy. Source: World Features Syndicate.
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June 5, 2006
Philadelphia first baseman Ryan Howard, who hit one home run in four games in the Phillies' recently completed series against the Dodgers, had more home runs than any other second-year player through May 31 of any season. Here are the leaders in that category: *--* Player, Club Year HR Ryan Howard, Phi. 2006 18 Tony Clark, Det. 1997 17 Nick Swisher, Oak. 2006 16 Eddie Mathews, Mil 1953 14 Dale Long, Pit. 1956 14 Alfonso Soriano, N.Y. (AL) 2002 14 Jonny Gomes, TB 2006 14 *--*
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1988
How much longer are poor, unsuspecting people going to go on helping support these phony TV evangelists who make millions selling Jesus to the gullible, but obviously do not believe in God themselves? Swaggart is the latest forced to step down from his so-called "ministry," and one can't help wondering who will be next to do the same. Oral Roberts, are you listening? You may not consort with prostitutes, but you have your own greed to account for. JAMES DALE Long Beach
OPINION
August 16, 1987
I feel that putting Pelliccia away is ludicrous ! If a man has served the past 28 years working and abiding by the law in the state of California, it's a crime to be extradited for something that happened 41 years ago. Personally I don't want my tax dollars being wasted on such nonsense. I feel that instead of wasting and ruining the rest of a man's life, the law should really be out catching the real criminals--the ones who rape, murder and abuse society and innocent people--not a man who helps society.
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January 27, 1990
Should we give LATC more money? Would you buy more stock in a company with (financial) "realities" such as LATC's? When a movie is a hit, it makes a profit. When it is a miss, it is pulled from the theaters, and the powers that be are forced to contend with the financial repercussions. By funding a theater company such as LATC when it is losing money, would it not be like saying "keep up your standards, even though they aren't working"? C. DALE LAWRENCE, Long Beach
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July 26, 1993 | Associated Press
Ken Griffey Jr. homered for the sixth consecutive game Sunday, a Seattle Mariner record, but it wasn't enough to keep the Indians from winning the game, 11-9, at Cleveland. Griffey is two away from the major league record of eight consecutive games with a home run, set by Pittsburgh's Dale Long in 1956 and tied by the New York Yankees' Don Mattingly in 1987. "Griffey's hit six home runs in six days," Mariner Manager Lou Piniella said. "It would take me six months to hit that many--one a month."
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December 20, 1985
Golden West College and Long Beach City shared the top honors as the South Coast Conference announced its 1985 all-conference water polo team. Geoff Gruber of Golden West shared Player of the Year honors with Dale Inskeep of Long Beach and the Rustlers' Tom Hermstad and Long Beach's Monte Nitzkowski were named co-Coaches of the Year.
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July 4, 2002 | From Associated Press
Jim Thome just wishes he could enjoy his historic home run tear. Thome homered in his seventh consecutive game, leaving him one shy of the major league record, but the New York Yankees defeated Cleveland, 11-8, Wednesday night. It was the Indians' fourth consecutive loss and 11th in 15 games. "It's nice, but it's not fun when you don't win," Thome said. "It's been a great deal, don't get me wrong. You hope it doesn't end, but you know someday it will.
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April 30, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Kevin Mench got his best licks on a postgame ice cream cone. Mench's home run streak ended at seven straight games -- one shy of tying the major league record -- but Kevin Millwood won in his return to Cleveland, leading the Texas Rangers to a 7-5 win over the Indians on Saturday night. Mench didn't come close to clearing any of the outfield walls in Jacobs Field, going one for three with a sacrifice fly and two strikeouts. He was attempting to match the mark shared by Ken Griffey Jr.
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